Progress Review of Peru's Telecommunications Regulator

Driving Performance

Regulators act as “market referees”, balancing often competing interests of stakeholders, including governments, current and future actors in the markets, and consumers. At the same time, markets are changing at an unprecedented pace due to new technologies, the international drive toward carbon-neutral economies, shifts in consumer needs and preferences, and, more recently, the profound changes brought by the COVID-19 pandemic. Assessing the performance of economic regulators must therefore be a continuous effort. This progress review evaluates the changes put in place by Peru’s telecommunications regulator, OSIPTEL, since the previous OECD performance assessment review in 2018, in the interest of increasing the effectiveness of its regulatory activities and improving final outcomes for consumers and the economy.

Published on April 12, 2023Also available in: Spanish

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Abbreviations and acronyms
Executive summary
Implementation of the PAFER recommendations
Annexes2 chapters available
At a glance: progress on the 2018 recommendations
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Key messages

Important progress

Peru's telecommunications regulator OSIPTEL has made significant improvements in several areas of recommendations since 2018. Key successes include an increase in the fee that funds the regulator, the implementation of regulatory impact assessments and the reintroduction of a users’ council.

Continued challenges

Political instability and high turnover at senior levels of the executive branch hindered more structural co-ordination with public actors. A number of recommendations relating to OSIPTEL’s external governance have thus proven more difficult to implement.

Priorities for the future

To continue OSIPTEL’s progress and support its performance, the regulator should clearly communicate its role and mandate as a regulator, promote diversity in decision making and increase the use of early-stage stakeholder consultation and risk-based approaches.